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>> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the king declared a relentless war against islamic state on their territory and was speaking after images were published of a pilot being burned to death. jordan announced they had executed militants and said they would step up their role in the coalition. reporting home from the village. >> far from the capital in the peaceful hills on the dead sea public rituals of condolence. this is the hometown of the murdered pilot. anxious people pay their respects and share the grief to
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embrace, pray, and grapple with the horror. >> the father will spend much of the next days in this tent and will meet a great many well-wishers and hear a great number of questions. how can jordan punish those responsible for the death and what should the role be in the coalition against islamic state? >> you said that you are not sure that this was jordan's fight. do you still feel that way? >> i'm certain that jordan must fight in the hideouts because they are coming for us and we must fight them before they reach us. >> before that, a gesture of revenge. a nondescript pre-dawn convoy carries out the death penalty
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is. best death penalties. the king returned some from washington and it was the spontaneous. it was heartfelt. the country rallied together at a time of wounded pride. jordan says they are fighting back and the king spoke of a relentless war to protect faith values, and human principles. the government says it is increasing for to is a patient in the coalition. >> we are about ground troops and helping the military. and the troops in order to fight on the ground. >> the soldiers do not expect to be thrust into the fight. it has brought a battle against islamic state closer.
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bbc news, jordan. >> a lot of anger in jordan and a desire for revenge. i was joined by the congresswoman. >> what war could they be doing? what could jordan be doing. >> i think they are doing the right things. the executions were swift and these people were sentenced properly in the court of law and they were done in a humane way. unlike the formal murder of the pilot. measuring the next steps and having the meeting with the father to discuss them, i guess there will be a military response. they are tough and good fighters. i think that, because of the
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nature of the society, they will connect to the tribes in the region and get grounds targeting information that has not yet been available. when the information is available about who did this and who is involved, that will be the targets hit. given the viciousness, that is an appropriate response. >> we're talking in the context of military and airstrikes. at some point, it is a question of who has boots on the ground. >> i do not think it is resolved and there has to be boots on the ground to rescue pilots. that issue came up today in the public press. they do not think rescue operations are adequate.
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i think the father said that they are coming for us, as he put it. i don't think the long-term response is military only. i think it is a way to set back the vicious group. some at the top cannot be rehabilitated. through a narrative led by muslims, we have to persuade the kids to not strap on a suicide vest. we have expressions of horror coming from saudi arabia and there have been clerics saying this was justified because of the bombing campaign. >> i heard this. i would not say it was justified. >> was a justified for a woman to walk into a muslim wedding
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nine years ago and be willing to blow up and ultimately be part of chilling muslims during a wedding? i do not think so. i think this is not a muslim cost. i think we can separate them and the acts engaged in are not recognized by the koran. again, they are not the long-term way to prevail and winning the long-term way is the uprising. i think this could be the most gruesome possible tipping point and i believe it is mostly on the side of stopping myself from doing any more harm. >> now, to images that shocked
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most of us. drivers on the bridge narrowly missed and they crash into a river after takeoff. at least 31 people died. we have the latest. >> in the center of the capital city drivers take a glimpse of something falling from the sky. the twin propeller plane appears to have suffered. another fitted with a dashboard camera was even closer. the plane came to rest in a shallow river. that anyone could survive is extraordinary.
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15 were rescued, including a two-year-old. by nightfall, they had located the cockpit. the last recorded words from the flight deck were made day -- "ma yday." >> you can see a large part of the airplane brought out onto the river banks. there are some submerged sections. after so long in the water. this is not a rescue mission. it is a recovery operation. >> this is a second fatal accident in less than a year. black boxes hold the key. it appears to fall out of the sky. bbc news. taipei.
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>> imagine being on the bridge. i spoke to the pilot and aviation expert who joined me from new york. >> thank you for joining me. you have seen the video and it looks extraordinary. what do you think happened? >> it is clear what has happened and it appears that they lost their left engine. it suffered a flameout and, at the low altitude, and at the low airspeed, they have little reserves for themselves and the aircraft loses approximately 80% of the preferments -- performance capability when it loses an engine. it is a terrible situation and the pilots performed heroic measures. >> what happened to their is that they suffered the worst
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case scenario and they were very close to hitting an apartment building in slow-motion. we can see that the nose of the aircraft was raised in an effort to develop. at that juncture, they rolled to the left and that indicates they went below the minimum controllable single engine operation airspeed. when that happens, it continues and the low all the to do -- altitude is unrecoverable. >> it looks like the pilot performed as well as anybody could in that situation. how'd you account for new airlines with modern aircraft having such a bad run. >> there was an incredible expansion of airlines. when that happens, procedures
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and protocols begin to suffer. management must enforce them. and enforced. the cockpit safety and security with the maintenance of the engines and airframes having to be done just so. they run short of personnel and procedures call to the wayside stop you have a terrible accident record that is unacceptable. approximately nine accidents were fatal in a 12 month span. >> thank you very much. that was a great explanation of what happened. thank you. in the u.s., federal investigators are on the scene of a commuter rail accident. a train traveling north collided
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with a passenger vehicle that stopped on the tracks in rush hour. six were killed and 15 were injured. it is the deadliest incident in the history of the metro railroad. obama's pick for the next secretary of defense says that he would be inclined to send additional support to the ukrainian government. he made the statement at the confirmation hearing and the comments come as american officials are under increasing pressure to reconsider. violence in the ukraine has escalated and at least three were killed when an artillery shell hit a hospital and a rebel city. but the attack happened at noon during working hours. a crater marks the spot where the shell hit outside of the building. the outpatient clinic in the southwestern suburb. the number of casualties is still unclear. eyewitnesses say that they saw
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three bodies. >> it was not one shell. they both fell at once. it was a barrage when the first and second exploded. >> civilian losses are a daily occurrence. there was an indiscriminate showing. it is pushing back the government troops and a number of locations in eastern ukraine. the forces are putting of a stiff resistance. the fighting escalates and the death toll mounts. the humanitarian crisis is growing and civilians are fleeing the fighting. many are trapped and subject to
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heavy shelling. many fear that the region will see an increase in fighting. peace talks have broken down. a cease-fire is nowhere in site. as the attack demonstrates, the local population will continue to be caught in the crossfire. david stern, bbc news. >> heavy fighting between militants and forces from three countries on the border of nigeria and cameroon. the army says they killed more than 200 militants in a battle in northeast nigeria. reports from the town say they have had intense clashes with fighters. you are watching bbc world news america. should the american government have more power to oversee internet providers? the battle lines are drawn and consumers have a lot at stake. >> the egyptian court has
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sentenced 230 people, including one of the leading activists in the uprising of 2011 to life in jail. >> it was very much a leading figure in the revolution, having been a symbol of hope. he has come to symbolize the repression that followed. now, he responded to the life sentence with an ironic round of applause and the presiding judge said, do not talk too much or i will give you an extra three years. during the trial, he had referred the lawyers to the prosecutors for investigation. not surprisingly, they withdrew from the case. the judge issued controversial
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verdicts and sent the al jazeera journalist to jail earlier this week. he confirmed death sentences for almost 200 men who were convicted in taking part in deadly riots. they were given 10 years and all of them are minors. they can be appealed and they fit a pattern in which opponents of the government are given lengthy jail terms. it is estimated that as many as 40,000 people have been detained here in the past years. there was a crackdown on dissent taking place. according to a human rights group, the police stations and the jails are bursting at the seams. opponents of the government have been rounded up by the authorities.
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>> access to the internet is big is this here. there have been changes on the horizon for providers. a top u.s. regulating agency proposed expanding the oversight role and putting in place rules that would prohibit companies from deliberately interfering with data speeds. it is referred to as net neutrality. a washington post technology reporter joined me a short while ago to make sense of it. >> net neutrality. we hear about it. what is it russian mark puts it is a principle that anything a consumer of the internet wants to access should be readily available to the consumer will stop the internet should be open and free for all. the idea has taken interest in
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the federal government and broadband providers have become the most essential communication providers for most americans and the world who get their communications over the internet. there have been no rules. the question the federal government has to grapple with is how to prevent the companies that provide internet service from doing things that can for to that -- thwart that. >> some people pay to go faster on a highway. >> that is an apt metaphor. the idea of the fast lane is anathema to how the internet is created. there are no fast or slow lanes. the idea like wealthy companies could pay their way for faster
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data speed into american homes and onto devices for american consumers has been something that really troubles a lot of consumers and the federal government. in this action, for the first time, the federal government has decided to regulate the internet service providers. >> who is opposed to net neutrality? >> the companies. your cable company and verizon. they provide the lines into your home. they say that, by regulating them with rules to phone companies decades ago, they say it would fort the ability to expand and innovate within the business and spend more money in the expansion of the network.
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>> those of the big companies. what about the small companies? but they are mixed. small cable and wireless companies and anyone who provides service. >> anybody who is the internet site or application, they are for the rules and do not want to be blocked by comcast or verizon , or told by the providers they have to pay to get on the fast lane. >> which way will this go? >> there could be more lawsuits. what the chairman has proposed is an interesting legal action to create a new category of regulation for broadband. this proposed rule is the most legally soundproofed, compared to other rules in the past. you could see first time roles after many years.
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but not so free, after all. >> i'm not sure i get all the details. i think she explained it well. what are your loves and fears is a personal question. walk around and you will find the residents listing them publicly. the photographer is behind the project that she says it designed to give voice and representation to all in the capital. >> i came up with the idea of taking portraits of people and asking them to write down their loves and fears. the idea being that i was going to make posters out of the photographs and the objects of their writing and put them around the city.
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and, a way that we could see commonalities and differences. my neighborhood has some of the richest people in america living in a and i work in a neighborhood that has some of the poorest people in america. all within the confines of the district line. there is a cultural divide about thinking about anacostia as a blighted community which belies a lot of the humanity and quirkiness. i thought i could develop a piece for it and we are all in this together because that is a popular #. being a negative photographer, i'm always looking for people to
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see things in real time in their lives and that is why i wanted to put posters all around town. it takes a lot of what i can do to make the world a better place and show the representation. there are people who are overlooked. the response was overwhelmingly positive. we were really excited that they were represented in this way. >> i wonder if i would be brazen enough -- brave enough to share.
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